Monday, 22 May 2017

Footprints on Our Hearts

Good Morning.
Had some time to play and this is what I came up with.

I began by placing the flower stamp into my Misti, coloured directly onto the rubber with Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I cleaned off my stamp then inked it up with London Fog Memento ink and stamped across the bottom of my card front to fill in the empty areas.
Next, I stamped the sentiment with black Memento then heat embossed it with clear powder.  I did that so when I sponged on the blue, it would resist the ink.
I inked in the whole background using Distress inks and a blending tool then sprinkled water over the whole piece to lift some of the colour.
To add additional interest, I stamped the squares around the edges and white heat embossed them.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Always Fun Challenges- ANYTHING GOES

Cards in Envy- FAV COLOUR/ ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Cardmakers- FLORAL PROFUSION

AAA Cards- EMBOSSING


Have a great week and thanks so much for coming to take a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Insightful Meadows (Unity), Footprints (Inkylicious), Arty (Kaisercraft)
Ink- Memento, Tombow markers
Paper- Strathmore Bristol
Accessories and Tools- MISTI,  white and clear eb powder, heat tool, inking tool (TH)

37 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful and meaningful card, my friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful and wonderful card design. I just love the sentiment you used as well. I sure would love to spend a day with you and just watch you to see all the fantastic ways you create these beauties!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Karen this is gorgeous and a great colour

gr karin

Ceal said...

Beautiful card Karen! love he background. thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

Dortesjs said...

whooooooooooo you keep doing it..stunning cards. i do love the colours and the whole design

Sandy Trefger said...

So beautiful! And I love the sentiment! The color and design is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Your cards have amazing backgrounds !

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges, good luck!!! Amy DT

Team Clark said...

WOW! You always make your stamps do double duty! This is another amazing card, most inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

Jane said...

That sentiment always speaks to me, love it and your card too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Susan said...

Beautiful!! Love those wildflowers, the great sentiment, and the white details.

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE all the layering you did with the stamping on this!

Susanne Vargas said...

Another piece of artwork from you! Your backgrounds are always so cool! Love the graphic pattern combined with the soft wildflowers!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Karen, the layers all work so well together, Cathy x

Pat said...

This is a wonderful card and in that beautiful blue Karen. I love the silhouette stamp in the foreground and the lovely sentiment, and then the white embossed background stamping finishes it perfectly. x

Loll said...

WOW!! LOVE the two colours used for your flowers. And the soft background with the white embossed squares. Very cool design Karen! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Your backgrounds have been spectacular, Karen! Love the lighting you create as well as the interest you add to it. Tis is so beautifully designed. Time to go stamp shopping every time I see your magnificent work!

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks Karen for another amazing 'experimental' piece for me to try. You amaze me with your awesome work and I just love to try them out...great inspiring lady and artist...xx [aNNie]

Christine Alexander said...

Karen your background is incredible with all the layers, and I'm loving the little white squares.

Ina G said...

You always make the most incredible backgrounds showing of your gorgeous stamps. Fabulous sentiment too Karen.

nancy littrell said...

I love every single detail of your gorgeous mixed media card, Karen. TFS and adding your detailed description. Hugs...

Daffodil Cards said...

So GORGEOUS, love the white texture and the sentiment.
Faith
x

Claire-Louise Garland said...

Absolutely stunning, I love it x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your designs are brethtaking always - this is no exception!
Stunning!
oxo Susi

Mac Mable said...

So beautifully put together, loving all the elements. What a great sentiment and do so love the grey fog stamping against the gorgeous blue flowers. Adding the pop of white with the square stamping is amazing x

Coralynn Murray said...

Sucha beautiful card! The colours are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Julia Aston said...

A combination of beautiful techniques on this lovely card Karen!

Nancy Stislow said...

Your backgrounds captivate me, Karen! I now am addicted to dandelion stamps and those square are just the perfect added touch to add interest. Thanks for the inspiration. I know right where to come when creativity leaves this house.

SARN said...

WOW - thanks for explaining how many techniques were used to make this brilliant card Karen. I need to do more embossing cuz it's SOOO effective. Love the watercolour effect you achieved too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

LaVon Hall said...

I am going to follow you instructions step by step and try my best to get something nearly as beautiful as this. Wish me luck and THANK YOU so much for sharing your talent with all of us!

Charlene said...

Very nice!

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful background and flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
Happy Crafting
Glenda DT

J said...

Thank you for joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time. I love the colour tones you have used and the sentiment is perfect.

Jackie

NataĊĦa said...

Beautiful card and sentiment!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your blue flowers are background are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn